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England, 1346. For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across Northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war.

Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare.

©2017 David Gilman (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"I see flashes of brilliance that surpass Bernard Cornwell." ( The Bookbag)
"Page turning novel...a gritty book sparing nothing in its descriptions of the realities of Medieval warfare." ( Daily Mail)

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  • Mr Bill Dunn
  • 04-27-17

Marvellous epic tale

Story was well constructed and held my attention from start to finish, hope the story goes on !

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  • Andre
  • 03-31-17

Fantastic

Great story and brilliant presentation. You can just imagine being with Blackstone in his adventures

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-18

vipers blood

great story but the reading was not, why change the reader killing the story off

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  • Roy
  • 10-04-17

New Sheriff in town !!

well It's official. Bernard Cornwell is hanging by his finger tips to the No. 1 slot and that's through loyalty. This series can only be described as superb in the telling, the characters and most of all in the writtig. Next please!!

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  • Stephen D.
  • 08-07-17

Great Book

Fantastic 4th book in series can't wait for the 5th book brilliantly written by a great author

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  • Lewis
  • 06-13-17

Excellent as always

Great book by David Gilman and well narrated by Colin Mace.

Very detailed and always a lot going on. I can't wait for the next book to come out.

Thanks

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  • ALLEN
  • 05-20-17

great book,

great book, great story by David Gilman and very well presented by Colin Mace can't wait for a follow up

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  • John Ferguson
  • 05-15-17

Outstanding

Couldn't wait for this one. And as usual it didn't disappoint. The Blackstone character has developed and there are new ones to enjoy as well as the usual plot twists. Great read highly recommended.

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  • mac
  • 05-25-18

Perfection as expected from this auther

A typical well spanning story from this auther.
David has such a way of filling in all details with out leaving anything out in his books.
Well and truely enjoyed this book.

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  • Grahame Davis
  • 06-03-17

brilliant narration. excellent storylines,

loved it, want more, i imagine this brutal period to be alive was as accurate

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  • Gordon
  • 06-02-17

Look out Bernard Cornwall

I love historic based war books
Bernard Cornwall fans will love it.
Relentless grit and storyline twists, kept me on the edge of my airline seat from Australia to England. Well the seat wasn't that big.
Cheers Gordon